Canada Ski Accommodation in Revelstoke, Canada

Description

Until 2007/08 Revelstoke was a small hill for locals served by one short lift. But a gondola and two fast chairs have transformed it into a resort with the biggest vertical in North America and around 3,000 acres of slopes, more than many Canadian rivals. Its terrain is mostly ungroomed and steep.


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Getting around


Apres

Après ski in Revelstoke is very, very low key so if you’re after anything apart from a few beers or a glass of wine at the end of the day they you will be much better off in a resort like Whistler!
The Village Idiot is one of the only places to offer live music in town as well as a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. They have beer on tap as well as some excellent food do if you’re looking for somewhere reasonably upbeat to have a few drinks then this is the place for you.
The Rockford is a similar ‘bar & grill’ operation to the Village Idiot but a bit more subdued; it’s better for sharing a bottle of wine that sinking beers.

The Last Drop is the closest thing to a proper ‘pub’ that you will get in Revelstoke. They have an astounding 16 different beers on tap as well as an open fire, live music every now and again and classic English pub grub like beef filled Yorkshire Puddings, chicken curry, lasagne, and fish & chips. A real home from home with some great prices (beers start at $4) so head on down if you’re already feeling homesick!

If you’re after a classier affair then the best place to head is the Traverse Lounge in the Regent Hotel. You can grab a great cocktail or glass of wine and listen to some good music – it’s not the hippest of hangouts but it’s about as good as it gets in Revelstoke. Do bear in mind that it used to be a strip club, so you might get a few odd looks if you tell people you’re going there for a drink!

All of the hotels also have their own bar where residents can come and relax and swap stories about the day so if you’re not sure where to head they are usually a great first port of call.


Eating out

On the Mountain
Revelstoke hasn’t really caught up with some of the bigger North American resorts like Whistler or Aspen when it comes to mountain restaurants, so it’s best not to come expecting long lunches in the sunshine with table service and Michelin starred cuisine! That said, there are a number of good options available and all of the food is good quality.

Top of the pile is the imaginatively named ‘Mid Mountain Lodge’ which is a self-service operation, as many of the restaurants tend to be, with an outside BBQ and an espresso bar if you need a bit of a kick! Children are very well catered for with pasta and special a special kids menu available throughout the day. There is seating for over 300 here so it’s not necessary to get a reservation.

If you don’t want to sit down for long and just want to grab a sandwich and a cookie for the next trip up the chairlift then head to the Mackenzie Outpost which sits at the top of the Revelation Gondola. There is hot coffee, great subs and baguettes as well as delicious homemade snacks and treats to keep you fuelled up until the end of the day. It shuts at 3pm though so don’t leave it too late to get something!

In Town
Woolsey Creek is a great family-run bistro that offers an eclectic menu of fusion food ranging from Thai curry to savoury crème brûlée and pancetta wrapped scallops. Prices are very reasonable with most main courses coming in between $20-$30.

Zala’s Steak and Pizza – This family-friendly restaurant has been going since 1975 and has excellent pizza as well as some superbly aged steak on offer. If you want to eat in your condo or hotel then there is also a takeaway menu available – perfect for small children if they are suffering with jet lag.

The Village Idiot is another friendly bar & grill operation that’s a good half-way house between après ski bar and restaurant. There is live music most weeks as well as family favourite menu items such as burgers, wraps and salads.



Activities

Skiing and boarding on the beautiful pistes and deep powder are not the only things to do in Revelstoke and many holidaymakers decide to make the most of a trip here and take their skis off for a couple of afternoons.

One of the most popular activities is to head out on a snowmobile tour and experience some of Canada’s spectacular backcountry away from the lifts and the crowds. A 2-hour tour starts at around $160 per person and can be organised at a time to suit you. More extensive, full day sessions start at 08.45 and include an excellent lunch for around $400 per person.

Nordic skiing used to be the preserve of European nations but the North Americans are well on the way to realising what all the fuss is about! Cross country skiing is fantastic exercise and also a great way of seeing the mountains without relying on electricity. The Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club actually started life back in 1891 and has a great system of specially designed trails dotted around Mount Macpherson. Lessons can be easily arranged for you at the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre (ROC) or if you already have the basics sorted then you can just hire some equipment in town and heads out on your own.

Paragliding is now one of the most popular activities in Revelstoke. Even those with no experience whatsoever can experience the beautiful Rocky Mountains by going on a tandem flight with a fully qualified instructor! Prices start at just $200 per person so why not treat yourself to an experience you will never forget?!



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Childcare

All off-slope activities are coordinated through the Revelstoke Outdoors Centre (ROC) just by the main gondola so you can get all of your lessons and activities sorted at the beginning of the week.
The ROC have a great selection of kids programmes with weekend programmes as well as all day mountain clubs that $300 for 5 days and allow those who already have a bit of experience on the pistes to learn with friends of a similar age.

There are a selection of evening activities Wednesdays-Saturdays, which include the tube park and Frisbee golf as well as a special children’s meal for just $16 per person. If one of your children is lucky enough to have their birthday when they are in Revelstoke then they can have a special party at the kids ROC for around $150!

One of the most popular things for children to do in the afternoons is to head to Turtle Creek Tube Park which is located right by the ROC and offers a 1000ft tube run to be enjoyed by all ages from 3 years and upwards. Open from 14.00-17.30 or 20.00 depending on the day of the week, prices start at £10 for a child for as many slides as they like in an afternoon.

One of Canada’s most popular backcountry pursuits is husky sledding and you can enjoy an incredible afternoon with a team of huskies for just $260 for a double sled. More adventurous types can try driving the dogs themselves or if you would just like to sit back and relax you can hunker down in the warm sled and just take in the scenery with your child.


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